Sunday, January 27, 2008

Alternative materials artist

Jeremy and I have both been sick this week, so we had a lazy Saturday all together at home. While I took a shower, Jeremy "kept an eye on Miriam." Though how close that eye could have been is questionable since when I came out, this is what I found:

I've long suspected that Miriam favored mediums other than paper for coloring on. And now I see that the coffee table and her own face are her materials of choice.

(A question: how come kids can do this kind of thing under dad's supervision and we just laugh it away, but if it happened on such a regular basis under mom's care...well, it just wouldn't?)


Anonymous said...

The picture is priceless, though I imagine that the clean-up might not have been fun. : )


Shannan said...

this is why, even if you can afford it, you should not buy new furniture until children are old enough that they are never home.

Suzanne Bubnash said...

I agree w/ Shannan, and don't paint the walls either, unless you're afraid someone will notice, and call CSD on you.

Miriam must have my genes. As a pre-schooler I loved to draw. My canvas of choice was my bedroom wall, my medium a #2 pencil. Such a huge canvas inspired very large, leggy stick families with huge heads and big round alien eyes. My Mom constantly had fits about this and thought she could cure my artistry by making me scrub the wall all the time. But her tactic backfired because it was worth it to me to scrub the canvas clean so I could begin again!

The Ensign's said...

I'm glad that you were able to laugh at that. I'd have some serious words with both Chad and Shay.

Crys said...

Suzanne I did some very similar work on my bedroom wall when I was sixteen :) Bridget this picture is SO CUTE. I love the marker on her face! As for the dad comment in our family dads are considered the best but sometimes I think there might be something a little off with dad...his hearing and eyesight just doesn't seem quite what it should be ;)

Bridget said...

Maybe I would care more if that coffee table had cost us more than $20. But it didn't. And maybe I do need to have some words with Jeremy - I was just counting it as the price I paid for getting to take a shower :).

Suzanne Bubnash said...

Must say something about the Dad thing--face it, they just aren't tuned into children like we are. It's the nature of the beast. When you were a year old I went on an overnight getaway w/ some gals in the ward. Came home to find your hair all cut off and Blair broken out in hives all over his body. The worst part was when I expressed my shock at all this, Dad hadn't even noticed your hair or the hives!! I asked who cut your hair and Daniel ran for the scissors and said, "I cut her up?"


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